Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

country rank  5
world rank  1289

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University Overview

Founded in 1975, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Dammam (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Eastern Province. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Qatif, Hafer AL-batin, Jubail. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. IAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name جامعة الإمام عبدالرحمن بن فيصل
Acronym IAU
Founded 1975
Motto New Generation....Great Inspirations
Colours Azure

University Location

Address Coastal Road
Dammam (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
31441 Eastern Province
Saudi Arabia
T +966 (3) 857 7000
F +966 (3) 858 7105
Other locations Qatif, Hafer AL-batin, Jubail

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Coastal road
+966 (3) 857 7000
(3) 857 3960

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia


  • Saudi Dental Society (SDS)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018